Health Care

Honors Knowledge Bowl team lights up scoreboard

For the second straight year, a University of Iowa immunology team took home the Knowledge Bowl championship title at the American College of Rheumatology’s Annual Meeting, held this year Nov. 6–11 in San Francisco.
teenage girl wearing hawkeye jersey

Hedrick girl, 16, to serve as honorary Kid Captain for Heroes Game

Reagen Kopsieker is a spunky, spirited 16-year-old who loves to spend her time shopping and on social media, a sharp contrast to the days after her birth, when her parents worried she wouldn’t live to see her first birthday.

STAT Curry urges crackdown on glamorization of e-cigs

Sue Curry, dean of the University of Iowa College of Public Health and professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy, says there should be a crackdown on ads glamorizing electronic cigarettes.

Mind the GAP

UI awards $625,000 in funding to help faculty members turn inventions into businesses
A desalination device that also creates electricity and a screening system to detect symptoms of delirium are among the University of Iowa faculty inventions that were awarded a total of $625,000 in gap funding by the University of Iowa Research Foundation.
Pigeon performing striking text

One very brainy bird

Study finds pigeons uncommonly good at distinguishing cancerous from normal breast tissue
A new study has found that pigeons are nearly as good as people at distinguishing cancerous breast tissue from normal breast tissue. The findings add to previous research into pigeons’ remarkable ability to discriminate between complex visual images and may lead to the birds being trained as medical image observers.

Poets & Quants New view on MBA admissions at Tippie

Paul Pinckley, admissions and financial director in the Tippie College of Business' full-time MBA program, has a new view on the applicants he interviews after spending three years managing a ship that provides basic health care services in remote parts of Cambodia. 

Beau Atkinson Kid Captain

Central City boy, 13, is Kid Captain when Hawkeyes host Purdue Nov. 21

Unusual bruising as a toddler led to diagnosis of hemophilia
Hemophilia is a rare disorder in which the blood doesn’t clot normally because it lacks certain crucial proteins. Beau Atkinson would bleed internally rather than externally, which led to bruising. Making matters worse, Beau received the most severe hemophilia diagnosis.
people at UI Hospitals and Clinics with a therapy dog

The Loop Furry Friends a benefit to all

The Furry Friends program, a Volunteer Services program and a part of the Department of Rehabilitation Therapies at UI Hospitals and Clinics, began in 2003 as a way to lighten and brighten patients’ days. Therapy dogs help patients forget the present, even if it’s just for a few minutes.

Dance Marathon meeting announcing 2.2 million dollar donation

For the kids, to the tune of $2.2 million

UI Dance Marathon allocates funds to help provide targeted therapies and clinical trials for UI Children's Hospital pediatric cancer patients
The University of Iowa Dance Marathon Allocations Committee voted to approve a new, significant funding request put forth by UI Children’s Hospital leadership: $2.2 million over three years to establish the UI Dance Marathon Pediatric Oncology Targeted Therapy Program.

Scholarships Two UI students awarded the Louis and Dorothy Laubenthal Memorial Scholarship

A scholarship fund honoring an Iowa family’s three generations of commitment to higher education has been awarded to students from Iowa City and Spencer. First-year UI Doctor of Physical Therapy students Katherine Bird and Clare Goeken are recognized as the 2015-16 recipients of the Louis and Dorothy Laubenthal Memorial Scholarship.